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Trump’s Food Aid Cuts Threaten ‘Suffering & Hunger’ Across U.S.

May 25, 2017

President Donald Trump’s new budget proposal targets food assistance across the United States and critical programs for public health, says Mike Lavender of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Food & Environment program

Hopkins Hospital Workers Speak Out against “Poverty Wages”

April 4, 2014

The Real News talks to workers at Baltimore’s internationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital as they prepare for a possible strike in order to obtain a $15 hourly wage

Reactions to the State of the Union address

January 29, 2014
David Cay Johnston: Put in historical context, a $10.10 minimum wage is still substantially lower than it was in the 1960s

Obama’s Minimum Wage Hike Excludes Fed Workers Currently Under Contract

January 28, 2014

Amy Traub: Obama’s $10.10 minimum wage hike is a clear victory for hundreds of thousands of workers of new or renewed contracts but will still exclude a large group once enacted next year

50 Years Later, the War on Poverty Working Better Than the Right or Left Will Admit Pt. 1

January 13, 2014

Annelise Orleck: Though the War on Poverty failed to address the structural reasons poverty is so widespread in America, it did bring about badly needed changes including addressing childhood poverty,expanding the social safety net and empowering low income communities of color

Americans Living in Poverty

January 8, 2014
Annelise Orleck: Poor people are the real experts on poverty and any solution to address it should include their voices

Reality Asserts Itself - Ralph Nader

December 20, 2013
Ralph Nader and Paul Jay discuss Ralph’s decision to stay in the Florida race and what an electoral strategy could be now

Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges

December 5, 2013
On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their wealth will insulate them from the coming storms